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Location: Chelmsford, MA 01824, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Annie's Book Stop (2.7 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Lowell Law Library (4.1 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Rack (6.6 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Vendor (6.7 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
291 Great Road, Acton, MA 01730
279 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
7 Mudge Way, Bedford,, MA 01730

Local events

Mar
6
Alan Lightman
Harvard Book Store, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Alan Lightman (Ideas and opinions, A Sense of the Mysterious, Dance for Two, Einstein's Dreams, Ghost, GOOD BENITO, Reunion, The Diagnosis, The Discoveries, Screening Room, Mr g, The accidental universe)

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of two collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
6
Dan Gunn, The Emperor of Ice-Cream
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Claire Messud introduces a debut novelist with a respected literary reputation.

In The Emperor of Ice-Cream, we are introduced to Lucia. Now in her eighties, this daughter of Italian immigrants looks back on her youth spent in Scotland during the 1920s and 30s. She remembers her three brothers, Dario, Giulio and Emilio, and the very different ways they lived through these decades: the eldest establishes the Edinburgh Fascist club, the second sets up a luxurious ice-cream parlor, the youngest hones his verbal skills for a future as a poet. Lucia learns what it is to be an immigrant and to wonder where 'home' is; she encounters religious sectarianism, idealism, and disillusionment. She experiences passion, hope, and disappointment.

When she falls in love in Rome, it appears that happiness is Lucia's for the asking, until unstoppable forces intervene—in both of her countries. With mounting tension, her tale leads through the rise of Fascism to the terrible moment in June 1940 when Mussolini declares war, and British Italians are interned. When hundreds are herded as 'enemy aliens' onto a ship bound for exile, among their number are two of her brothers. Determined to tell their story before it is too late, Lucia gives an account of one of the most shameful episodes in Britain’s Second World War.

Through his portrayal of Lucia's singular vision and voice, Dan Gunn has created an unforgettable character who, while registering the buffets of history, is—just possibly—writing herself toward some overdue inner peace.

Dan Gunn is a professor of comparative literature and English at the American University of Paris, where he is also the director of the Center for Writers and Translators. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and is editor of the chapbooks collectively entitled The Cahiers Series (Sylph Editions).

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Louisa Catherine Adams, edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, with a foreword by Laura Bush, A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams
Massachusetts Historical Society, Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Louisa Catherine Adams, edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, with a foreword by Laura Bush, A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams

Editors Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor at “A Traveled First Lady: An Evening with Louisa Catherine Adams,” Massachusetts Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
7
Nerd Musician Concert
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Join us for a concert Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm to 4pm! Musicians Sarah Donner, Glen Raphael, and Joe Degeorge will be playing a concert in the store basement while they're in town for PAX. Come and enjoy!

The performers will be asking a $10 donation.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
8
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Sunday, March 8 at 11am
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
8
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm - Linda Booth Sweeney, "When the Wind Blows"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Linda Booth Sweeney is a Concord-based award-winning author and systems educator.

Linda works with people of all ages to integrate a deeper understanding of living systems into everyday decisions. She develops materials and online activities for systems thinking and works with a variety of organizations, including PBS Learning Media, Farm-Based Education Association, and local Audubon nature centers, to integrate the principles of living systems into their educational programs.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 4pm
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
9
Valerie Sperling, Sex, Politics, and Putin
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
In Sex, Politics, and Putin, Valerie Sperling investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in contemporary Russia. Despite their enmity, regime allies and detractors alike have wielded traditional concepts of masculinity, femininity, and homophobia as a means of symbolic endorsement or disparagement of political leaders and policies.

By repeatedly using machismo as a means of legitimation, Putin's regime (unlike that of Gorbachev or Yeltsin) opened the door to the concerted use of gendered rhetoric and imagery as a means to challenge regime authority. Sex, Politics, and Putin analyzes the political uses of gender norms and sexualization in Russia through three case studies: pro- and anti-regime groups' activism aimed at supporting or undermining the political leaders on their respective sides; activism regarding military conscription and patriotism; and feminist activism. Arguing that gender norms are most easily invoked as tools of authority-building when there exists widespread popular acceptance of misogyny and homophobia, Sperling also examines the ways in which sexism and homophobia are reflected in Russia's public sphere.

Valerie Sperling is Professor of Political Science at Clark University. She is the author of Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability and Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
Sonja Yoerg, House Broken, and Lissa Warren, The Good Luck Cat
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs. Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship. Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her non-fiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox was published in 2001. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband. Together they run, garden, remodel houses, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. House Broken is her first novel.

Lissa Warren's father needed a retirement companion while his wife and daughter were at work. Enter Ting, a seven-pound Korat who changed his life, and the life of the family. All kittens are mischievous, but Ting, "the cat grenade," was real trouble. She was also smart, endearing, and the soul of the Warren family.

In late 2008, Lissa's father died of a heart attack. The images from that night still haunt her especially the EKG readout ending in one long, devastating em dash. Less than a year later, Lissa and her mother stared at another EKG readout, this time for Ting. A living feline extension of the man they missed so much the man they had tried, but failed, to save, she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition. The only option was to have a human pacemaker implanted in the cat -- a procedure even the best animal hospital in Boston hadn't performed in a decade.

Determined not to lose another family member, they embarked on a medical odyssey on behalf of the gray cat who had been her father's shadow -- a journey that would prepare one of them for her own serious diagnosis. A gorgeously written memoir about grief, hope, and how pets both complicate and enrich our lives, The good luck cat is a testament to the power of the human and the feline spirit.

Lissa Warren is vice president and senior director of publicity at Da Capo Press. She is the author of The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity, and teaches at Emerson College.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library - West End Branch, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Angela DiTerlizzi
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Framingham, Wednesday, March 11 at unknown time
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
11
Angela DiTerlizzi
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Framingham, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
11
Adam Wilson will be promoting What's Important Is Feeling
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Adam Wilson will be promoting What's Important Is Feeling (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Purdy, Serpents in the Cold
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
"Like Sara Gran's Dope, Serpents in the Cold lovingly revisits the hardboiled noir. From the dives of Dorchester to the Locke-Ober Café, John Garfield and Richard Widmark would feel right at home in O'Malley and Purdy's bygone, fallen Boston." -- Stewart O’Nan, author of West of Sunset

Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Brinks Robbery—the largest robbery in the history of the United States—Boston is known more for its seedy underbelly than for its rich, historical past. The winter of 1951 is the worst in recent memory, and the Bruins are suffering another losing season.

Like the city itself, lifelong residents Cal O'Brien and Dante Cooper are struggling to find their identities after World War II. Cal has built a mildly promising life for himself as an employee of a company providing private security, whether to an honorable businessman who needs a nightwatchman or to an Irish mafioso who needs to have someone’s legs broken. Dante is everything Cal is not. A heroin addict trying and failing to stay clean, Dante feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women.

Woefully unqualified, but determined to help, Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer—but their daunting quest takes on dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government. There are a few well-placed men who don't want Cal and Dante to solve this case.

An absorbing mixture of history and suspense, told with a meticulous eye for detail and character, Serpents in the Cold is a moving exploration about two men battling for second chances.

Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.

Douglas Graham Purdy grew up in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently works in Film & Media Studies at MIT. This is his first novel.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Timothy D. Lytton, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food
Timothy D. Lytton, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food

Seminar (followed by discussion until 2 PM), Gerald J. and Dorothea R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
12
Angela DiTerlizzi
Wellesley Books, Thursday, March 12 at 4pm
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
12
Erik Larson
The First Parish in Cambridge, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead wake)

Erik Larson is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award–winning The Devil in the White City. He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and a dog named Molly. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
12
Thursday, March 12th at 7pm - Diana Rodgers, "The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm when we welcome local author Diana Rodgers, returning to the Bookshop with her new book, The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook. Diana Rodgers, NTP is the owner of Radiance Nutritional Therapy where she councils people across the world on the benefits of the Paleo lifestyle. Her first book, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, was an international bestseller. She is the nutrition consultant to several CrossFit gyms, conducts cooking classes and lectures at conferences, businesses and colleges on sustainability issues surrounding food production and human nutrition. She is also the owner of the popular blog Sustainable Dish, focused on food, farming and sustainability. At the publishing of this book, she is 2 months shy of completing her coursework in the D.P.D. program at Simmons College, in order to become a Registered Dietitian. Diana lives in Carlisle on a working organic animal and vegetable farm with her husband and two children.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood

Talk and signing, Brookline Booksmith (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
12
William Buffett, An Old Man's ABCs
Porter Square Books, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
"You do not have to BE old to get a kick out of this little masterpiece. If you know an old person, or are going to GET old someday (and you will if you are lucky!) then the mixture of humor, insight, wisdom and antic fun that bubbles through its pages makes it a must read. The pictures alone are worth the price. Bill Buffett has been around." -- Harvey Cox

Remember your ABCs? A is for Apple, B is for Ball, C is for Carrot? In his book An Old Man’s ABCs, Bill looks at the alphabet again after eight decades of life. What comes to mind in old age? Bill’s A includes, Aging and Advice, his B includes Beds and Begging at Burger King, his C includes Clever and Cookies.

He hopes his book will inspire others to write about some of their experiences. In P for Posterity, he tells the reader he or she can tell some of their stories. People don’t have to write a book. There are simpler ways. Bill talks about what they are.

An Old Man’s ABCs is Bill’s fifth book. It follows Dear Katherine, Foods You will Enjoy, Recollections and Recipes, and Grubbed Stumps, Fixed Fence, Pa To Town: The Story of Our Nebraska Farm—1871-2010.

Bill holds degrees from Carleton College, Yale University, Harvard University and Boston University. He lives in Arlington with his wife, Susan Kennedy. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
Breakfast with Tracy Kidder at Henrietta's Table
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 13 at 08:30am
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Soul of a New Machine, for a breakfast talk held at Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel.

Tickets are $25, which covers meal and tip, and are available through the Charles Hotel's website. We're keeping this to a small, comfortable number of attendees, so ticket quantities are limited.

Location: Street: Henrietta's Table Additional: 1 Bennett St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
13
Literary Jeopardy with 826 Boston
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Test your knowledge of books and writers -- while enjoying refreshments and having fun -- and support an organization that brings the power of words to the youth of Boston. Local authors, including Celeste Ng and Kelly Link, will make appearances throughout the evening, and all donations will go to 826 Boston.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, they provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of their free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Store Championship
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 14 at 11am
Join us Saturday, March 14th for our Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG Store Championship!

Event begins at 11am, and the store opens at 10am. Entry is $10. We will award the standard prizes from the official Store Championship kit, plus additional store credit based on attendance.

We will be collecting decklists for this event. You should prepare one in advance, or arrive with enough time to spare to allow you to prepare one. We will have blank sheets available.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
Camille DeAngelis, Bones & All
Porter Square Books, Saturday, March 14 at 7pm
Maren Yearly is a young woman who wants the same things we all do. She wants to be someone people admire and respect. She wants to be loved. But her secret, shameful needs have forced her into exile. She hates herself for the bad thing she does, for what it’s done to her family and her sense of identity; for how it dictates her place in the world and how people see her--how they judge her. She didn’t choose to be this way.

Because Maren Yearly doesn’t just break hearts, she devours them. Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson’s eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them. Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same—with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car.

But when her mother abandons her the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, and finds much more than she bargained for along the way.

Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn’t only looking for her father, she’s looking for herself.

Camille DeAngelis is the author of the novels Mary Modern and Petty Magic and a first-edition guidebook, Moon Ireland. A graduate of NYU and the National University of Ireland, Galway, Camille currently lives in Boston. She is a vegan.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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